April Showers Bring May Flowers And The Gorgeous Floral Arrangements at {Adamsleigh}

Mother Nature has been kind to the flowers lately..

…..with the tremendous rains many of us have been experiencing.

After the heavy rains stopped today I was able to snap a picture of one of my Irises that are just now blooming.

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The drops of rain are so pretty on the Iris.

I was drawn to the beautiful colors of this Iris many years ago.

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Here is a peek of the Irises from the front porch…

I will get a better pic of them when they have not been beaten down from the rain!!

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Even though we sometimes complain of the inconvenience of all the rain…

…..the flowers are doing their happy dance…thus making us happy!

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So many beautiful signs of Spring and I cannot wait to plant more flowers in our empty flower beds.

And speaking of flowers….

I visited the Junior League/Traditional Home Showcase Home (Adamsleigh)..in Greensboro, NC again…

…..the first time I went with fellow bloggers/friends which was part of one of the High Point Market events.

This time I went another group friends…the house was so beautiful that I wanted to see it again.

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Sherri and Dolores…Sherri matched the drapes…

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My friend (visiting from Colorado) Linda and I…

At this visit, I really took notice of the gorgeous silk arrangements throughout the house.

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The quality of the silks really made you look twice to see if they were real.

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All of the arrangements were impeccably designed for each room.

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There were arrangements of strong, bold colors and those with soft muted colors as this one.

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We found ourselves touching the flowers and seeing if they were indeed real…

…..however, they were magnificent faux blooms.

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Each arrangement were in exquisite containers…and they often were paired with beautiful decorating books.

The docent said that this was Amelia Earhart’s favorite room….

…..yes, she was a guest in this magnificent mansion of 15,000 square feet.

This home is for sale and I heard that there were a few offers…and of course one of them mine. 🙂

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There were many fabulous orchids…all faux.

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This happened to be a real orchid placed in this beautiful vignette.

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A faux orchid on the table in the sunroom.

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Obviously this is not a floral arrangement, but had to show you this fabulous clamshell that they filled with magazines.

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There were gorgeous blue and white porcelain throughout the house…

…..again, I just love the pairings of the floral arrangements and books…Dolores and Linda admiring it too.

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This vignette was one of my favorites with those globes…faux floral branches simply placed in a glass cylinder.

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This is the main living room in the house…more of the magnificent blue and white porcelain.

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This sitting room was sponsored by Thibault…such a happy room.

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I do not know who had created all of these arrangements throughout the house, but they were just perfect for each room.

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This sitting room was right off the kitchen…

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The breakfast area located in the kitchen.

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This huge bowl of oranges looked so fantastic on the stove…hmmm, do I really need to use all 4 burners?

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I found this arrangement and vase a little “funny”..like the “ladies” are closing their eyes and blushing…

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This mantel was amazing…it just sparkled!!

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The simple orchid is perfect on this table…

…..I love this picture of Jackie who looked so beautiful and happy before tragedy struck her and our nation.

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A simple arrangement of faux roses in a beautiful silver teapot on the writing desk.

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And even the most exquisite of homes has burlap decor…I love this skirted table with a simple boxwood arrangement.

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This is another arrangement that I had to touch to see if it was real…

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…..I loved how they incorporated the pods into this arrangement.

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A stone planter of greenery embellishes this pretty vanity.

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Who can resist this vase of faux gladiolas placed in front of that stunning mirror.

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The arrangement on the stairwell table was actually a real tree with embellishments of ferns…

…..smile ladies!

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A simple arrangement of a mix of hydrangeas…

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And I leave you with showing you again, one of my favorite arrangements in the house…

…..I truly love the colors and how it was impeccably created to coordinate with the drapes.

So Mr. Nate Berkus…who says that you cannot use faux florals in the house?!!..

…..and believe me…I am such a Nate Berkus fan.

As these arrangements were carefully created for the spectacular designer rooms, such as Suzanne Kasler, Eric Cohler, Thibault, Scalamandre, and the list goes on….

Now, I must say that they need to be quality silks…the ones you have to touch to see if they are real or faux.

Hope you enjoyed these gorgeous floral arrangements that were in this incredible home called Adamsleigh in Greensboro, N.C.

So, what say you??..are you a faux flower person?

Have a wonderful day surrounded by the beauty of flowers, faux or real!!

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  1. All of the arrangements look like fresh flowers…..especially love the glads and hydrangeas!!! Your irises are GORGEOUS!!

  2. Wow! You are so right! Those are spectacular arrangements. Other than the kitchen, which seemed a bit dark, this home is amazing. What fun you must have had! Oh, and good luck on your offer! 🙂
    Cheers!,
    Barbara
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  3. Shirley, what a lovely show home! It looks like you and your friend had a blast! The flowers are lovely!!! Your Iris are the prettiest color! Thank you for all the inspiring photos! I’m so happy Spring has come!
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  4. This is beautiful! The florals are exquisite. There is a wonderful shop in the historic district that has the most amazing silks. Since our weather looks like it is turning around, I am going to try to do a little day trip.
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  5. Sandra White says:

    Your irises are just beautiful. I love this time of year. Each day offers something new and beautiful as everything blooms. I love those faux ones as well. Faux looks great, when they look as real as those do in that house. I use faux, as well as real in my home. Have a great day. We are ready for some sunshine down here in Ga.

  6. Wow! These are gorgeous….. just goes to show you what a great designer can do with silk flowers,huh? Wish I could do that! I purchase my flowers at Sam’s or Costco, and act like they look fine. My friends seem to like them, and hubby could care less, so why not? Thanks for sharing these, will remember to look at them when I’m making faux arrangements.

  7. So glad that you posted these photos, Shirley. I had forgotten there were so many stunningly beautiful floral arrangements at Adamsleigh!
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  8. You are so lucky to be able to do this! It would be a major trip for me, but I’d love it!
    Great photos, wonderful settings and arrangements…and you and your friends all look fabulous! Love those gorgeous iris too! You are a month ahead of us up here!

  9. I forgot you were going again. Looks like you had much better weather the second time. The sun is finally out here today!

  10. Wow, these flower arrangements do look very real. Love the Glads and the Hydrangeas. They look so realistic.

    Cynthia
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  11. The floral arrangements are stunning! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. The home is beautiful and all of the arrangements go perfectly with each room.
    Thanks you so much for sharing this wonderful post.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Mary
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  12. Those area amazing floral arrangements, Shirley. You’re making me feel so much better about my fake flowers. I’m thinking I need to upgrade them to faux flowers. 🙂
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  13. Now THOSE are the “good fauxs” to which I always refer!!! I see absolutely nothing wrong with using them if they look so realistic that people cannot tell the difference at first (and even 2nd!) glance! These are top notch faux florals!!! I always shop for the very best that I can afford…sometimes that I CAN’T afford! 😉 The trick to making them look realistic is finding flowers that look EXACTLY like nature creates them and then making sure they stand straight or gently curve exactly the way natural ones would.

    This house is magnificent!!!!! 15,000 square feet of glory!!! I hope there’s still room for my bid! 🙂

    Your irises are rockin’! Just beautiful!!!
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  14. pstandley says:

    Wow, the irises are gorgeous! What beautiful colors. Tina gave me some light purple irises and they have just started to bloom. The silk arrangements are incredible! I need to check out that place to find an arrangement for my kitchen island. The pictures you took are magnificent and it was nice to see Linda again!

  15. Oh my! Such beautiful arrangements and pictures! Your Iris’ are amazing! I’m all for faux, especially when they look like these!!~~Angela
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  16. Oh my gosh Shirley I love the all!! Beautiful!
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  17. Shirley, Magnificent post! You start me off with that beautiful bearded iris. Iris is one of my favorite flowers. Alas, the bearded variety doesn’t thrive well here.
    The arrangements in this show house are divine. No, I am not a faux flower person and I know to pull it off you must use quality silks and the good ones are VERY expensive. I would probably LOVE those. LOL
    Thanks for the beautiful share!
    Hugs, Ginger
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  18. What a fun tour!! My cats love to eat real flowers/plants so faux for me it is! (Not to mention that I can’t keep them alive-lol!) They definitely make gorgeous ones now 🙂
    Susan

  19. It’s so fabulous to see you hanging out with your girlfriends. Love the faux flowers, too. Who cares what anyone else thinks as long as you love them!!

    xox
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  20. Shirley, I CAN tell you who made the arrangements, at least all the ones with the little nests hanging from Raffia. NDI is a faux floral company that sells to the trade. They have magnificent florals, my son used to carry them and I have a few arrangements. The little nest is on all of their arrangements, kinda their signature. The house, porcelains and arrangements are gorgeous. I would want to go back too!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky
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  21. All the arrangements are just beautiful and look so real. Looks like you had a nice tour.
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  22. How gorgeous! I wish I was close enough to visit a show house! They are never near here and Traditional Home is one of the magazines I’ve subscribed to for 20+ years! I never let that subscription drop!
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  23. pAM @ sIMPLE DETAILS says:

    Thank you, for sharing your beautiful photos ~ what a treat! These are truly beautiful!

  24. I wish I could create floral arrangements like these! Absolutely gorgeous! And so is the home!
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  25. Gorgeous arrangements Shirley! The first (and last) arrangement looks like the materials are preserved or freeze dried instead of silk or latex! Mother Nature has not been kind to our flowers. We had 12 inches of rain in 3 days, the azaleas and other blooms are stripped from the shrubs and we have more rain in the forecast…groan! Hope you’ll enjoy a few days respite of dry weather!
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  26. Pat from Back Porch Musings sent me over to see the kitchen vignette and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it! I have been drooling over and studying all the incredible floral arrangements! I agree, the last one with the deep blue hydrangeas and the salmon calla lilies is my favorite one too! Thanks for a great tour!
    Jenna
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